Old Indian Legends

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U of Nebraska Press, 1985 - Fiction - 165 pages
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Early in the century a magnificent Sioux woman recorded from oral tradition the exploits of Iktomi the trickster, Eya the glutton, the Dragon Fly, the Blood Clot boy, and other magical and mysterious figures known to the Sioux.

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User Review  - Muscogulus - LibraryThing

The century-old prose may seem a little precious at first, but stick with it. This is a delightful book of retold tales from the native people of the northern Great Plains. The author, Zitkala Ša, was ... Read full review

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Book Description: Lincoln University of Nebraska Press [1985]. Fine. 0803299036 A fine copy, probably never read.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations. Illustrated by Illustrated by Angel De Cora. Binding is Soft cover; Fourth Printing. Read full review

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Zitkala-?a (1876?1938), also known as Gertrude Bonnin, was a Sioux writer, teacher, musician, and activist who founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926. She is the author of American Indian Stories and Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems, and ?The Sun Dance Opera,? both available in Bison Books editions. Agnes M. Picotte is a teacher at the Red Cloud Indian School and has contributed to many volumes, including Ella Deloria?s Waterlily, available in a Bison Books edition. Angel De Cora (1871?1919) was a Winnebago painter and illustrator. An activist for Native American rights, she also established and taught in the first ?Native Indian? art department at Carlisle Indian School.

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